RWA, I had no idea. I know I looked at the schedule before Monday, when I registered, but I conveniently missed the RITA awards etc. on Saturday night. And Moonlight Madness. And there is NO WAY I’m either leaving early to catch the last train home (which leaves at a pathetically early 10:00pm) or skipping it. No, can’t do it. So instead I’ve booked a hotel. Screw it and my "travel" budget.
And now I need a dress? How dressy is this event?
And also, due to RWA (#RWA09) (and because I’ve now been nagged by TB, BFF and C), I’ve signed up for Twitter. Not really sure what to do with it, really. I heard it likened to a cocktail party, which is unfortunate, because I hate cocktail parties (except for the booze) and the small talk. Guess I’ll figure it out.
Must also figure out which authors/books I’m going to purchase for the literacy event. K.A. Mitchell and Ann Aguirre definitely. Others I’d like, but am not sure I want to stand in what I’m sure will be hella lines. (La Nora signing my worn first print run/edition of Naked in Death, frex.)
Dear MTA —
You suck humongous donkey balls. The 6:17 train left the station on time this morning; it usually reaches Union Station by 7:12. Today, it was 10:08 before we hit DC. The communication was pathetic, and what little information was communicated to passengers was outright WRONG. First it was this, then it was that, then it would only take another 10 minutes, then 20 minutes, then 45 more. Whatever.
All this despite copious promises to improve communication and the fact that stimulous money is (in theory) being devoted to upgrading the system. Ridership is up 35%. It’s a shame your performance seems to be down correspondingly.